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LIVING IN THE NATURE BY FANPU FENG - 峯《返璞歸真》
Lot 1029 - AK0622

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Lot details

China, first half of the 20th century. Ink and watercolor on segmented paper. The upper fan-shaped painting with calligraphy and seal on gold speckled paper. The lower painting depicts a landscape with cabins nestled between trees surrounded by mountains. Calligraphy and two seal marks on top.

Inscriptions: Upper painting (translated): ‘There is only one life; you must return to your true self and be ready to adapt to any situation’. Signed ‘Fenpu little brother Feng’. Seal: ‘Fangpu’. Lower painting (translated): 'A gift to the fourth brother'. Two seals: ‘Feng’ and ‘Shuqing’.

Provenance: From the collection of Professor Jan Wirgin (1932-2020). Jan Wirgin studied Classic Chinese and History of Art at Stockholm University. Later, he joined the Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities in Stockholm, first as a curator and then between 1981-1998 as the director of the museum. Further, he published numerous articles during his work as the editor of the Bulletin of the Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities. One of his most famous works is the book "Chinese Art history" (1972), which is still one of the most read books for students of Chinese art history in Sweden.
Condition: Excellent condition. The paintings with minor wear and tear, some abrasion along the folds.

Dimensions: Image size 51.5 x 21.2 cm, paper cover 63.5 x 65 cm

Laid down on paper with protective cover.

 
 

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